Category Archives: New Years Carol

Christmas Carol Countdown: DECEMBER 31: Auld Lang Syne

By the time you’ve read this It’s probably past new year’s day. HAPPY NEW YEAR! This song is, possibly, the oldest song in popular use. It was written by Robert Burns in 1788. It is normally used at new years … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 24: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a popular secular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition where wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to … Continue reading

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Christmas carol countdown: December 14 and 15: Go Tell It on the Mountain; Deck the Halls

Go Tell It on the Mountain “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual made by John W. Work in 1865. It was a nativity carol that is sung today. but not as often as some others. Not … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 8-11 (whoops): Carol of the Bells; Come Buy Ny Nice, Fresh Ivy; Do You Hear What I Hear?; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen take 2

Err, 4 days… time to start copying. Carol of the Bells’ The song is based on a traditional folk chant. The original traditional Ukrainian text used a device, known as hemiola, in the rhythm (alternating the accents within each measure … Continue reading

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